Palo Alto, California
A 26-year-old male asked:
I have noticed a small pea-sized bump under the skin of my left armpit. i can move it around. it does not hurt. i've had it for over 6 months now.
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Bump under skin: This could be a small lymph node even if not tender. Other options could be cyst or atheroma under the skin. Likely nothing problematic, but an exam with a physician can help sort out if you need further workup.
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Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Generally any long that lasts more than a month and is a centimeter in size or bigger recommend seeing a doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment usually a primary care doctors good
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Last updated Feb 26, 2018
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